Professor Trovão founded Capoeira Brasil Tempe in 2003. Since then the group has grown significantly and its members reflect a wide representation of ages and cultures from all over the valley. The group promotes a deep respect for the cultural foundations of Capoeira and strong community participation.
Capoeira Brasil Tempe regularly performs and shares Capoeira with schools, non-profit organizations, and community affiliates. Since its establishment the group has performed in over 50 events, completely free of charge. Past events have included the Zumbathon for Breast Cancer, performances to benefit elementary schools in the Phoenix-metro area, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and Arizona State University. The group also holds regular food drives at our academy to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank.